Category Archives: Beverages/Smoothies

Blackberry-Peach Smoothie

It’s been so hot the last few days, a smoothie sounded like the perfect thing to make! I like this recipe because it not only has blackberries in it, but also a peach—yum! Blackberries and peaches are such great summer fruits, so why not use them together in a smoothie? If you don’t have blackberries, you can use blueberries or raspberries. Use your berries frozen—it makes the smoothie thicker, not to mention really cool and refreshing!

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Strawberry-Watermelon Slush

Having a slice of watermelon is so refreshing, especially in the summer, isn’t it? Fresh strawberries are another favorite summer fruit of mine. So it seemed like a great idea to whip up a strawberry-watermelon drink.

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Root Beer Float

Even though this Root Bear Float isn’t red, white, and blue, it’s still a very all-American treat! If you haven’t ever made one, you need to make a Root Beer Float at least once during the summer! It’s such a wonderful cool and creamy, foamy and fizzy dessert! I drank plenty of Root Beer Floats when I was a kid, so it was fun to enjoy one again recently. I made my float in a vintage glass I found at a flea market and felt like I was right in a soda shop! 🙂 You can chill your glasses in the fridge beforehand if you want them to be extra cool.

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Fresh Mango Smoothie

Summer is a great time to enjoy mangos—they just seem like a summery fruit to me. And I tend to make smoothies more in the summer too, so that’s how I came to make this Fresh Mango Smoothie. I usually use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt in my smoothies and I like sweetening them with honey. For this smoothie, I added in a little ground flaxseed for extra fiber. It’s so thick and creamy! And just the thing when you want something that tastes dessert-like but is also good for you!

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Strawberry Lemonade

With all this hot weather, lemonade sure sounds good, doesn’t it? But how about switching it up a little and adding some strawberries for a nice big pitcher of Strawberry Lemonade? Lemon and strawberry are two great summer flavors, and you just can’t go wrong combining them!

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